Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Magnetic material attracts attention for cancer therapy
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of […]

Network science tools show that spices in Indian cuisine make meals much less likely to have common flavored ingredients
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology has found that unlike […]

A new way to control information by mixing light and sound
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology. […]

3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Pick up a handful of sand, and it flows through your fingers like a liquid. But when you walk on […]